The Twelve Trees of Christmas: It’s Snowing Cats and Dogs! – Part 12

Compliments of the season! I set myself a goal of designing twelve custom Christmas trees this December. There’s quite a variety of themes and colour schemes, traditional and a little more adventurous. I hope you’ll have time to look at all of them, or at least find one that takes your fancy. Details can be obtained by contacting me, nancy@elegantstrategies.com, and will be posted shortly under Services – Christmas Interiors on my website.

This Christmas Tree will bring a smile to the pet lover’s face. It pays tribute to our favourite furry friends, our cats and dogs. We have a dear little dog, a coton de tulear, and she is both our baby and our boss. [Read more…]

The Twelve Trees of Christmas: A Little Girl’s First Christmas – Part 10

When I finished decorating this Christmas tree, I was so pleased (tickled pink??) with the result that I had to text a couple of  friends to get their reaction, in case it was just me. This tree is darling and girlie, and I think anyone who has had daughters, granddaughters, or been a daughter, will have a similar reaction: “Awwwwwwww”. [Read more…]

The Twelve Trees of Christmas: Christmas Cardinals – Part 9

Cardinals have a special place in my family, especially at Christmas. To this day, when there’s a striking, vivid red cardinal at our bird feeder, I’m delighted to see him, but am equally eager to see ‘the Missus’ arrive. The theme of Christmas Cardinals was one of my first ideas for the Twelve Trees of Christmas, pairing the drama of these beautiful red birds against the forest green and the natural element of berries – lots of both, a veritable riot of red. [Read more…]